The annual post Burning Man “Decompression” Party in San Francisco
Going back to the “default world” of traffic jams, strangers and the hustle and bustle can be a shock after living for a week in a utopia of human creativity and acceptance during the Burning Man Festival. To ease the shock many burners attend “decompression” parties a few weeks after the Burning Man Festival in various cities to get a one day fix of Burning Man creativity and culture.
While it’s not the full on Burning Man community that lives and thrives in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for a week each year, it’s enough of a fix to keep most burners from spiraling into withdrawal.
The culture and spirit of Burning Man live on before and after this annual one week event. A “Burner” is still a Burner, even when returned to the “default world”. Most take the spirit of creativity and unconditional acceptance they experienced home with them when they leave the Burning Man Festival. Burning Man is far more than a one week festival. It’s a cultural phenomenon.
For those who want to tune in and get their fix of life in the Black Rock Desert, we’ve created Black Rock TV.org. This webcast will be feeding the good news from Black Rock worldwide through out the year. Highlights from Black Rock TV were projected during this years San Francisco Decompression party.
Check it out at www.BlackRockTv.org, subscribe for updates and consider joining the Black Rock TV news team in the desert during next years Burn.
Be Well and Burn Bright!
Photos from the 2009 San Francisco Decompression Party
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